Area briefs — SU baseball ranked 18th nationally

Posted: March 19, 2014

From Star staff reports

MINNEAPOLIS — The Shenandoah University baseball team has entered the top 25 rankings for the first time this season in poll results released Tuesday morning by D3baseball.com.

The Hornets, now 12-2 after a 5-1 week last week, are 18th in the week 4 NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll.

SU has 195 points in the poll to come in one point behind No. 17 Mount Union and 36 in front of Johns Hopkins.

Trinity (Texas) is the nation’s new No. 1.

The Tigers have 15 first-place votes and 605 points to pass last week's top team, Linfield (Ore.).

Linfield has nine first-place votes and 603 points.

Shenandoah is the only ODAC team in the poll. Bridgewater, which was 22nd last week, dropped out.

This marks the sixth consecutive year that the Hornets have appeared in the top 25 poll.

Coach Kevin Anderson’s club is back in Saturday at home against Randolph-Macon.

WOMEN’S SOCCER

SU Mini-Kickers camp postponed

winchester — Shenandoah University head women’s soccer coach Liz Pike announced Tuesday that the start of her 2014 Mini-Kickers Camp has been postponed by one week.

The camp, designed for children ages 3 through 5, will now begin next Wednesday.

The one-hour camp runs twice a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, from March 26 through April 18.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Hagerdon named Commonwealth PoW

FREDERICK, Md. — Hood College senior and Clarke County High School Amy Hagerdon was named Commonwealth Conference Softball Player of the Week on Monday.

Hagerdon led Hood to a 7-1 record during a spring break trip to Clermont, Fla.

In extending her hitting streak to 10 games, the outfielder hit .452 and belted 14 hits and four extra-base hits including a home run and three doubles. She scored seven runs and recorded 10 RBIs.